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Taliban Bans Music in Family Parties


Sat 02 Sep 2023 | 10:03 PM
Israa Farhan

The Taliban's morality police have detained six people on charges of playing music in Balkh province, located in northern Afghanistan, according to a report by the Afghan television channel Tolo News. 

A local Taliban official stated that the arrests took place during a family gathering in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Further details about the case are currently unavailable.

The Taliban government condemns the promotion of music, describing it as a form of "corruption" that leads to "the misleading of youth and the destruction of society."

 Since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021, the organization has prohibited Afghan media outlets from broadcasting music. 

Moreover, recent directives have been issued instructing owners of wedding halls to refrain from playing music.

The actions taken against music performance and consumption underscore the stringent policies of the Taliban regime, and they highlight concerns over civil liberties and cultural expression in Afghanistan since the group's resurgence.